Close family members talk about Whitney Houston on 'Oprah Winfrey Show'

Close family members talk about Whitney Houston on 'Oprah Winfrey Show'

Boston : MA : USA | Mar 09, 2012 at 12:15 PM PST
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Whitney Houston Admits to Drug Use in Interview

Oprah Winfrey invited members of late Whitney Houston's family; including her daughter, Bobbi Kristina; her brother, Gary Houston; and her sister-in-law and manager, Patricia Houston on her show. The special interview on "Oprah's Next Chapter” will be televised on the Oprah Winfrey Network Sunday night.

The interview will air on OWN on March 11 at 9PM ET. However, a preview of the much-awaited interview with Patricia Houston was released by Oprah’s PR Chelsea Hettrick on Thursday.

In the interview, Patricia Houston spoke of her fears for legendary singer Whitney Houston before the latter died last month at the age of 48. According to Patricia, the late singer was chasing a dream and “looking for love in all the wrong places” and that is what ultimately took her life.

“I wish we had the autopsy and the toxicology report because odds are, she’s off the mark,” declared Patricia, Whitney’s confidante.

According to Patricia Houston, Whitney Houston’s success started downhill after falling prey to drug abuse. When asked if she felt that “drugs would end up taking” her famous sister-in-law’s life, she responded, “The handwriting was kind of on the wall. I would be kidding myself to say otherwise.”

However, Patricia Houston also added that Whitney Houston was making changes in her life. “If things hadn’t changed,” she replied. “But things had, were, changing. Things were really changing with her. Very much so. It wasn’t about substance abuse or anything like that….I was afraid for other things, lifestyle, more so.”

Whitney Houston's battle with drugs went on for a long time and served as fodder for the tabloids for years. In 2011, she returned to rehab for treatment. After her turbulent relationship with Bobby Brown, she was romantically linked to singer Ray J.

Whitney Houston, who carved a niche in the music industry with her powerful voice, had just finished filming on the film "Sparkle", starring Jordin Sparks prior to her death. The late singer was also at work on new music of her own.

Oprah Winfrey’s full interview with Whitney Houston’s only daughter, Bobbi Kristina, ex-husband, Bobby Brown, Gary Houston and Patricia Houston will air during the special "Oprah’s Next Chapter" on Sunday at 9:00 p.m. ET – precisely 30 days after Whitney Houston's tragic death.

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Michelle Lincaster is based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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